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Foreign Transcripts​

Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.  A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement, even if the foreign transcript has previously been accepted by a different college or university in the United States.

If you do not choose to have your foreign transcript evaluated, you must complete an “Equivalency Review Request” form with your application for review.  A copy of this form is available at the link below.
Equivalency Review Request
The following institutions provide foreign transcript evaluation services and charge a fee.  College of the Desert does not promote or approve any of these agencies.  This is provided only as a possible source.
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
P.O. Box 6908
Beverly Hills, CA  90212
(310) 275-3530
(800) 234-1597 - USA Only
Fax:  (310) 275-3528
Web Site:
Academic & Professional International Evaluations, Inc.
P.O. Box 5787
Los Alamitos, CA  90721-5787
Fax: (562) 594-8498
Web Site:
American Education Research Corporation
P.O. Box 996
West Covina, CA  91793-0996
(626) 339-4404
Fax: (626) 339-9081
Web Site:
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI  53203-3470
(414) 289-3412
Fax: (414) 289-3411
Web Site:
Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc.
601 University Avenue, Suite 127
Sacramento, CA  95825-6738
(916) 921-0790
Fax: (916) 921-0793
Web Site:
Notes: Please follow the instructions on the application and fee schedule, which are available from ERES.
International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
Credentials Evaluation Service
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA  90231-3665
(310) 258-9451
Fax (310) 342-7086
Web Site:
Notes:  Request a detailed report.
World Education Services Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
(212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 739-6100
Web Site:
Notes:  You must indicate on their application that the evaluation is for a California teaching credential or permit.  Please print all information.